A VISIBLE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT
June 28 - September 21, 2014
MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN
The Museum of Craft and Design is located at 2569 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd), in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco's vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Exquisite Gardeners: A Visible Transparency Project is open to the public during installation. Museum visitors will enjoy watching the Gardeners work within an atmosphere of unstructured time, aesthetic free play, and radical creativity. The Exquisite Gardeners: A Visible Transparency Project will transition from Joe's sculptural work, which surveys his solo journey, into the Garden, an onsite installation created by a team of Exquisite Gardeners. Alchemy occurs in the Garden when non-traditional materials such as rags become flowers, ropes became snakes, and rusty metal is transformed into an altar. The spirit of collaboration honors individual contributions to the growth of the Garden — all the Gardeners leave their shoes and their egos at the door when they enter the Garden.
At the end of the week-long installation, everyone will admire a heroically scaled, unstructured work of art that sparkles, shines, and exists for its own sake, like a three-dimensional poem. Both museum visitors and Gardeners will feel creatively invigorated and all can ponder how they might creatively contribute to the next "garden" they will undoubtedly come upon.